Author: Scarlett Cannata

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Athletic department strives to meet fundraising goals

The Newman University athletics department relies on support and funding from generous Jet fans to keep each team in play throughout the year. The athletics budget doesn’t include things like new uniforms or technology so ...

Education
Professor passes down passion for education to students

Max Frazier has spent 43 years in the education field, with the past 17 years spent as an associate professor of secondary education at Newman University “I personally believe that spending your days working with ...

Pi Gamma Mu
Pi Gamma Mu initiation ceremony held virtually

Pi Gamma Mu, a nationally recognized honor society for high-achieving students striving toward a career in the social sciences, conducted its induction ceremony Dec. 22, 2020, with a virtual format. The society was founded in ...

Hanover Volleyball
Basketball alumna finds success as volleyball coach

Alumna Melissa (Brockleman) Holle ’10 played basketball during her time at Newman University but has found success as a high school coach in another sport. Her Hanover High School team took home the Kansas 1A ...

antonio ledesma
Alumnus named first-ever head coach of collegiate soccer program

Alumnus Antonio Ledesma ’05 has been named head men’s and women’s soccer coach for Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) in his hometown of Athens, Texas. Ledesma is the first soccer coach for the college’s new ...

Thinking about a degree in radiologic technology?

There’s more to a career in radiology than just X-raying bones. Radiologic technologists are highly skilled medical professionals who assist the radiologist in the diagnosis of diseases using ionizing radiation. They deal directly with patients ...

Newman prepares future educators for a successful career

Newman University was founded in 1933 with the purpose of training future teachers. The School of Education and Social Work is continuing the legacy of preparing students to transform society in the Wichita area, throughout ...

CRNA
Nurse anesthesia program awarded $50,000 grant

The Kansas Health Foundation awarded the Newman University nurse anesthesia program a $50,000 grant to help further the program’s curriculum. Program Director Megan Cook said, “I am extremely grateful to the Kansas Health Foundation for ...

Ultimate Frisbee
Flying discs on campus are gaining popularity

Two sports involving flying discs are gaining popularity on the Newman campus. “There are two different things going on with flying discs: ultimate Frisbee and disc golf,” said Newman University Chaplain Adam Grelinger, who is ...

Juanita Alarcon
Newman community member Juanita Alarcon passes away

Former Newman University employee Juanita Alarcorn died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.  Alarcon ended her 14-year stint at Newman University as the administrative assistant for the School of Education. Alarcon was a dedicated and caring employee. ...

Newman joins global generosity movement

Giving Tuesday, a feel-good movement that started in 2012, is a day for people and organizations to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. It particularly fits Newman’s mission, as the Giving Tuesday website indicates the day’s ...

Pi Gamma Mu inducts 41 new members

Pi Gamma Mu is a nationally recognized honor society for high-achieving students striving toward a career in the social sciences. The Newman University chapter has been led for many years by Professor Emeritus for the ...

Thanksgiving break marks the end of a bustling campus

Newman University will be moving the majority of courses fully online starting on Monday, Nov. 23. Students will attend classes online Monday and Tuesday prior to their Thanksgiving break which starts on Nov 25 and ...

Giving Tuesday event a Newman take on a popular game show

The Newman University Advancement Office will be hosting a special Giving Tuesday fundraising event titled “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Newman University Edition.” The virtual event will happen through Facebook Live on Tuesday, Dec. ...

Students take part in unique volunteer opportunity

The Newman University School of Business (SCOBUS) is gathering donations for the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County. Boxes have been placed around campus for community members to drop off new toys, clothing of all ...

Staff connect with students with Halloween treats

What better way to connect with college students than to pass out free candy? And what better time to do that than Halloween? Newman University Staff Assembly wanted to bring some normalcy to students’ lives ...

Silent Auction
Silent Auction for Newman community

Newman University Staff Assembly will host its annual silent auction from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. The event was originally scheduled in April but was postponed due to COVID-19. The annual event ...

XC
Cross country performing well at competitions

Cross country is the only sport so far this semester that has been able to take part in competitions. The women’s and men’s teams have competed twice this semester, first Sept. 26 in the Cottonwood ...

JRH
Jets Resource Hub: Newman’s new food pantry

The Newman University Student Government Association (SGA) has recognized the need for a food pantry-like entity on campus for the past year. As of Oct. 12, 2020, that need has been fulfilled. It was a ...

Newman awarded two grants from Evergy

Newman University was awarded two grants from Evergy that will allow the university to better serve underserved students. One grant will fund the 2021 spring Newman STEM Education Program (NSEP) for high school students and ...

From homeschool student to public school teacher

Morgan Owings grew up in a homeschool classroom and felt called to the teaching profession. “God placed a very clear and heavy call on my life to be a teacher,” she said. She feels her ...

steckline fall 2020
Steckline Gallery opens with semester-long exhibit

Steckline Gallery will present “React/Reflect/Respond” throughout the fall 2020 semester. The exhibit contains work from more than 20 local artists who used the stay-at-home order and other pandemic-related issues for inspiration. Two of the works ...

‘One Community Many Voices’; a theater performance

The theater department is embracing the challenges of the past few months by allowing students to share their work and the work of others through performance. The performance, “One Community Many Voices,” will feature work ...

newman vans
Newman purchases new vans for student travel

Newman University recently purchased three new vans for student travel. The vans boast a large Newman Jets logo on the side and elements of the Wichita flag. The vans will primarily be used for athletic ...

cultural extravaganza
Newman earns diversity and inclusion award from WBJ

Newman University has earned a diversity and inclusion award from the Wichita Business Journal (WBJ). Director of Multicultural Engagement and Campus Life Joseph Shepard said, “This award underscores the important work the Division of Student ...

Crow & Co Bookstore
Newman graduates open independent bookstore

Alumni Sara and Larry Crow have always dreamed of opening a bookstore. Little did they know, the opportunity to act on that dream would happen during a pandemic. Sara and Larry met at Newman University ...

The Lord's Diner website
Communication class creates website for The Lord’s Diner

Service is at the heart of a Newman University education and when Professor of Communication Audrey Hane heard that her spring 2020 class could become involved with The Lord’s Diner, she jumped at the opportunity. ...

Wilma
Alumna passionate about helping others through communication practices

“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.” — Gordon Parks. Newman alumna Wilma Moore-Black has an enthusiasm for life, for getting involved, ...

Kim Long
Provost Kim Long’s leadership recognized by Wichita Business Journal

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Long, Ph.D., was selected by the Wichita Business Journal for their “Women Who Lead in Education” segment. “I’m very pleased for this recognition among so many more ...

Melissa Smith OTA
Melissa Smith appointed to Kansas State Board of Healing Arts

Melissa Smith, occupational therapy assistant (OTA) instructor and academic fieldwork coordinator, was appointed to the Kansas Occupational Therapist Council of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA). In her new position, Smith will determine applicants ...

Navigator class proves popular among students

Newman University introduced Navigator: Your Newman GPS (Guide to Success) into the fall 2020 curriculum. Every undergraduate student will experience parts of Navigator such as having a dedicated support team from the day they step ...

Alumnus named Lawyer of the Year

Alumnus John E. Rapp was named 2021 Lawyer of the Year for DUI/DWI Defense in Wichita, Kansas. Just one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the Lawyer of the ...

resident assistants
Meet the 2020-2021 resident assistants

Newman students living in residence halls have access to a built-in support system through their resident assistants (RAs). A designated number of RAs live in each residence hall to help guide students through their year. ...

move-in day
First-time students arrive on campus

First-time student move-in day took place Thursday, Aug. 20 at Carrocci Hall on the Newman University campus. Newman athletic teams always pitch in to help the newest Jets move into their room quickly and efficiently. ...